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Re: [dsdp-mtj-dev] Release parts of MTJ in a permissive license

Hi Ian, Gorkem

The rationale behind proposing to use the EDL license for the UEI importer is that:

1) It is the most "complex" SDK importer, and shows good usage of the APIs
2) It may be useful for companies to use this code as a "template" to create their own, non EPL licenses commercial SDK importers.


We as a project need to weigh the advantages:
potentially easier implementation if SDK importers by commercial 3rd parties, leading to more available SDKs to be used with MTJ)


and the disadvantages:
Commercial 3rd party implementations will not "contribute back" to the common project code base-line.



-Christian



Ian Skerrett wrote:

Not really sure why EPL is a hindrance in this scenario? Doesn’t EPL allow for this?


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*Sent:* Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:51 PM
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*Subject:* Re: [dsdp-mtj-dev] Release parts of MTJ in a permissive license


the main idea here is to make it easier for some one to create its own importer. since the UEI importer is the most complext one it provide a lot of good ideas and good code to do that. if this plugin is released as EDL it would be easier for any company to use its code (or parts of the code)

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Gorkem Ercan <gercan@xxxxxxx <mailto:gercan@xxxxxxx>> wrote:

How does EPL hinder the further enhancing of the UEI importer?
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Gorkem

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM, Gustavo Eliano <gustavo.eliano@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:gustavo.eliano@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Hi MTJ,

    we had some discussion in todays call about releasing some parts
    of MTJ in a permissive license. This would make it easier for
    anyone to extend MTJ. Since this year, the Eclipse foundation
    already accept to distribute example plugins as EDL (Eclipse
    Distribution License). This is a BSD-like license, This link
    <http://dev.eclipse.org/blogs/mike/2009/05/21/some-new-license-flexibility/>
    have some details about that.

    the initial proposal that came in the call was to have:
    - release all examples both as EPL and EDL
    - release the UEI importer both as EPL and EDL (still need to both
    check if this is possible since it is not an example)

    i really like this idea, but i would like to get a feedback from
    eveyone on the list to see if this make sense or not.

    :)
    gep

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